Queen Elizabeth II Addresses the Nation Amid the Rising COVID-19 Pandemic in England

Queen Elizabeth II
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On the occasion of a rare TV address, Queen Elizabeth II addressed the nation in a plea for solidarity amid the coronavirus pandemic. It is usual for the Queen to speak on public matters. Her ceremonial roles come into action normally when the government forms a new parliament or when it is Christmas time. Everything at the moment is barely okay in England. But when all is not merry and rosy at the palace, the queen’s address is exceptional. 

Similar to most affected countries, the coronavirus has sipped deep into nations’ treasuries, producing economic and financial viruses, rendering all rich countries almost bankrupt. Buying and shipping medical items from different countries, sometimes being duped and then registering a less percentage of relief, is truly exhausting. The United Kingdom faces an economic backlash after they registered 47,806 COVID-19 cases, 5,903 new cases, and 5,555 British deaths. Having closed its borders, the British travel and tourism sector exists no more.

The British government faces a bigger challenge than they have ever encountered. England joins the rest of the world to fight a mutual adversary. Hancock said Easter Sunday might be the deadliest coronaviral epidemic in the UK. On Saturday, prominent UK epidemiologist, Neil Ferguson, said the British government might lessen quarantines if they do not register more cases. He added that the citizens could need specific precautions before the end of May.

Recently, the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, tested positive for COVID-19. He soon recovered and went back to his daily administrative work. The Prince of Wales opened a temporary NHS Nightingale Hospital by video connection at the London Convention Center. The Prince of Wales said he feels “lucky,” he had moderate symptoms. Soon after, the British Prime Minister, Bory Johnson, followed suit, and unlike the prince, he is continuously portraying persistent symptoms of the coronavirus.

Queen Elizabeth II; Speech of Hope.

The queen’s address comes at the point when the British nation and the world are in dire need of a little ray of hope amidst fear and panic; that all will be well. Contrary to some government authorities and leaders around the globe, Queen Elizabeth II gives an honest and direct message to her people.

“Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it,” the Queen said. “I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.”

Queen Elizabeth II also praised the United Kingdom’s National Health Service’s medical staff for performing vital positions during a pre-recorded video taken at Windsor Castle.

“The moments when the United Kingdom has come together to applaud its care and essential workers will be remembered as an expression of our national spirit, and its symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children,” she said.

This “challenging” moment, the queen said, reminded her to relate to when she addressed the country in the Second World War.

“It reminds me of the very first broadcast I made, in 1940, helped by my sister. We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their safety,” the Queen said, adding “today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones.”

Once again, the Queen appealed for unity and said: “We will succeed.”

“This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavor, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed — and that success will belong to every one of us,” the Queen said.

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